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Poster: AppleGirl Date: Oct 7, 2004 12:24pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: This film isn't the whole picture

The movie really does gloss over the fact that most teens (even those of us in the suburbs) were becoming more involved in politics, protests, and grassroots movements to improve the world. Parents were beside themselves, worried that any gathering of young people would explode into a riot or a meeting of the SDS or something. I think this film was aimed at the adults more than the kids. Showing these Coffee Houses as a parent-approved alternative--wholesome places where kids could get together and stay out of trouble. There really was a generation gap back then.

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Poster: ridetheory Date: Oct 7, 2004 2:03pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: This film isn't the whole picture

Well, as the years have passed, more and more evidence has come to light that the powers that be wanted all the revolutionary energy channeled into more sedate pursuits. Thus the MC5 and The Fugs give way to the Grateful Dead, and infoshops and the Diggers gave way to coffeehouses.

It's as if after the Boston Tea Party, the British started sponsoring coffeehouses.

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Poster: AppleGirl Date: Oct 9, 2004 6:12pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: This film isn't the whole picture

Ahhhh... This also explains the phenomenon that is...
Starbucks!

Very thought-provoking ideas, Ride Theory!

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